Days after attacking Batsari and Matazu local government areas killing and abducting several people, bandits again struck in Yar Gamji, Batsari LGA on Monday and killed fifteen persons working on their farms. The attack happened around 10 in the morning.
The bandits arrived at the farms on motorcycles and carried out the attack for about one hour before security agents arrived, causing the killers to retreat after a brief shootout with the military and police detachment.
SP Gambo Isah, the spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, confirmed the incident.
He said, “about 15 persons were killed in the attack. The bandits, numbering over 200, came on motorcycles armed with AK-47 rifles, shooting and killing the farmers.
“At present our people are on ground and I am expecting a detailed report on their confrontation with the bandits.”